Army Man was a short-lived comedy
magazine published in the late 1980s by George Meyer, the acclaimed head
writer for The Simpsons. It was the first publication to feature Jack
Handey's "Deep Thoughts". Army Man was never widely distributed but
gathered massive attention in the comedy world.
Many of Army Man's writers would go onto The Simpsons, namely David
Sacks, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Kevin Curran and
Billy Kimball. Other notable contributors of the magazine included Mark
O'Donnell, Andy Borowitz, Andy Breckman, Roz Chast, Spike Feresten, Ian
Frazier, Ann Hodgman, Mitchell Kriegman, Merrill Markoe, Patricia Marx,
Bob Odenkirk and David Owen.
The writers were usually people Meyer knew from his years at the Harvard
Lampoon or who worked with him in TV shows like Late Night with David
Letterman, The New Show, Not Necessarily The News and Saturday Night
Only three issues were ever published.
Years later all three were sent to armymans.tumblr.com by George. I lovingly present them to you to appreciate and share.